CO-ORDINATION ANALYSIS OF LANDING STRATEGIES IN BEAM DISMOUNTS

  • Gareth Irwin
  • David G. Kerwin
  • Matthew Robins
Keywords: gymnastics, movement variability, continuous relative phase.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Landing strategies selected by female gymnasts performing somersault dismounts from the beam may be related to the availability of feedback (McNitt-Gray et al., 2001). This study aims to employ co-ordination analysis to examine how female gymnasts control dropping and landing from forward and backward somersault beam dismounts.
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Coaching and Sports Activities